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About Judge Ridgway

Harris County Justice of the Peace

The appearance date on your citation is not a trial date. It is the deadline date by which you must “appear” to let the court know how you want to take care of your case. You do not need to appear in person, but may make an appearance by mail or online.

Pay your fine: If you want to pay your fine, please click here.

Driver Safety Course: If you want to apply for the driver safety course, please click here.

Set a court date: If you would like to plead not guilty and set your case for a court date, please mail a written request that includes your name and citation number to our office.   Our mailing address is:

Judge Russ Ridgway
6000 Chimney Rock, Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77081

Thank you.

Rules for the Courtroom:

Proper attire is required.  No shorts, hats, tank tops or flip flops.

Electronic devices are permitted, however, all devices must be on silent/vibrate mode.  Do not make
or receive phone calls in the courtroom.

Justices of the Peace   Information About Downloadable Forms

Judge Carter, Pct. 1, Place 1
Judge Patronella, Pct. 1, Place 2
Judge Delgado, Pct. 2, Place 1
Judge Risner, Pct. 2, Place 2
Judge Stephens, Pct. 3, Place 1
Judge Bates, Pct. 3, Place 2
Judge Goodwin, Pct. 4, Place 1
Judge Korduba, Pct. 4, Place 2

Judge Ridgway, Pct. 5, Place 1
Judge Williams, Pct. 5, Place 2
Judge Vara, Pct. 6, Place 1
Judge Rodriguez, Pct. 6, Place 2
Judge Brown, Pct. 7, Place 1
Judge Burney, Pct. 7, Place 2
Judge Williamson, Pct. 8, Place 1
Judge Ditta, Pct. 8, Place 2

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